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You can try "green", "brake", "yfluid", and "hose"

Sorry, I'd rather not wait 'til March for green beer, thank you.

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This is proven to be a lot harder to find that one might think. I found a bunch of clear ones and even the colored ones are still transparent, much different than the one in the above picture. This is all I could find on some website that's not even in English so I don't really know what this place is:

Ebay BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR TUBE HOSE FRONT OR REAR HRC HONDA KAWASAKI SUZUKI YAMAHA | Embarrados

EDIT: and I just realized that says "out of stock"....so I guess that wasn't helpful anyway.
Same thing is on ebay :Brake Fluid Reservoir Tube Hose Front or Rear HRC Honda Kawasaki Suzuki Yamaha | eBay

But it's a replacement for the rear mc fluid res. Like the HRC.
This has a lot larger internal diameter than the front, so it wont fit anyway. (I used the HRC on my old bike)
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Replaced the banjo. In typical Kawasaki fashion, their switch is 90° out of whack from what Ducati, Honda & Yamaha use (can't speak for Suzuki, 'cuz I've never owned one). So, the Banjo method was the proven & easy route.

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Could you tell me some keywords to use in order to find a hose like the green one you used here? Nice touch up!

Kawi dirt bike hose, it's used for venting via the gas cap. It was actually some I had kicking around in my garage. Just do a Google search using "motorcycle fuel cap vent hose." You'll come up with tonnes of options.

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Could you tell me some keywords to use in order to find a hose like the green one you used here? Nice touch up!


Kawi dirt bike hose, it's used for venting via the gas cap. It was actually some I had kicking around in my garage. Just do a Google search using "motorcycle fuel cap vent hose." You'll come up with tonnes of options.

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I have an up date with this project, I have the rear rotor on. But to be honest, I have not tested it because we're having massive rain storms - thusly, the conditions are deplorable to be on a bike. I will give an assessment when things clear up a bit.

The 1st picture is showing heavy rain fall. This is around the clock. The last picture is showing backside of plate which has to have small relief area removed to clear buttons. Score another for the Dremel tool!
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I have an up date with this project, I have the rear rotor on. But to be honest, I have not tested it because we're having massive rain storms - thusly, the conditions are deplorable to be on a bike. I will give an assessment when things clear up a bit.

The 1st picture is showing heavy rain fall. This is around the clock. The last picture is showing backside of plate which has to have small relief area removed to clear buttons. Score another for the Dremel tool!
It's Oregon in October...it'll clear up soon. Just give it about 6 months
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It's Oregon in October...it'll clear up soon. Just give it about 6 months
We've actually have had a dry autumn, but I've had over 5" since last Wednesday. We usually have a period in November for about 10-14 days that are glorious; then another two weeks in February that are balmy warm; then by Mother's Day we t turns the corner. Except for June, June might as well trade places with February, 'cuz it gets F-ing cold and rainy in June. So, between now and the summer solstice we'll get a month's worth of dry weather... maybe 6-wks
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Kawi dirt bike hose, it's used for venting via the gas cap. It was actually some I had kicking around in my garage. Just do a Google search using "motorcycle fuel cap vent hose." You'll come up with tonnes of options.

Example:

CV4 Vent Tubing - 2WheelPros.com
Thanks for the info!!
But...Is this safe for brake fluid?Keep an eye on it, if you see humidity around, it's time to replace.
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Thanks for the info!!
But...Is this safe for brake fluid?Keep an eye on it, if you see humidity around, it's time to replace.
IMO, if it's not made for brake fluid, I personally wouldn't trust it, although it might be ok. However it makes me wonder, even for those Tygon clear tubing...people often use those socks on the plastic reservoirs because supposedly UV can affect the brake fluid and those reservoirs don't have much UV protection. Wouldn't the clear tubes allow UV to break down the fluid also?? I don't think that Tygon material offers much UV protection.

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Thanks for the info!!
But...Is this safe for brake fluid?Keep an eye on it, if you see humidity around, it's time to replace.
It will handle fuel. Check out the HRC (Honda Racing Corp.) rear brake reservoir.
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It will handle fuel. Check out the HRC (Honda Racing Corp.) rear brake reservoir.
I bought one of those kits and replaced it with a tygon almost immediately because it was constantly sweating.

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I bought one of those kits and replaced it with a tygon almost immediately because it was constantly sweating.
I know what you're speaking of, I had to change mine on my CBR 1000RR, and exchanged mine out. The tube I am using on the ZX is:

Hi Quality Colorful Universal Rubber Motorcycle Fuel Line Hose Tube Dark Green | eBay

There are several other sources. I'm not rah-rahing any particular vendour. But I've had no sweating issues with this particular tubing. I am reasonably confident that if it handles the ether, olefin, and aromatic hydrocarbons found in petrol, it will handle glycol ethers and aliphatic compounds in DOT 4/5.1. I'll keep all appraised of the out come.
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